Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Flexible Shoes Cause Running Blues

Here is another example of a running shoe that is too flexible. While not being one itself, the minimalist shoe movement has encouraged more mobility in running shoes. This patient is a recreational runner who runs several days a week. He developed achilles tendonitis and bursitis over the course of the last six months running with this shoe. Here is the picture of the ultrasound. The arrow indicates the micro tear in the achilles and bursitis.